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Deciding on a Discretionary Move

Sometimes we don’t get to choose whether or not to sell our home and buy another one. Circumstances, such as a job relocation, may make that decision for us. However, most often, the decision to move is discretionary. Sometimes people move simply because they think it’s a good idea. They feel ...

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May Brought Plenty of New Listings in KW Real Estate

If it's felt like lots of "for sale" signs have been popping up on local lawns lately, it's not just your imagination. Following a prolonged period of strained inventory in Kitchener-Waterloo real estate, the last month has seen a flood of new listings coming into the market. While housing affordability ...

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KW Real Estate Market Takes a Breath in March

The local real estate market gave some pause in the month of March this year, providing an early indication that some market cooling could be on the horizon. While one month does not indicate a trend, it does signal that the red hot market might be starting to slow. That being ...

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Need an introduction to a great REALTOR® in another area in Canada?

Below is a list of incredible professional REALTORS® from all across Canada that I know share similar values and business procedures to me. If you are in need of someone great to either help you buy or sell a home, please be sure to contact me and I can get you ...

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Strong February for KW Real Estate

There was no winter chill in the Kitchener-Waterloo real estate market this February. Sustained demand kept prices high, despite 806 new listings hitting MLS over the course of the month. That figure represents a 24.3% increase over the previous ten-year average for February, and a 9.5% increase over the same ...

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Strong Start to the New Year for KW Real Estate

2022 came in like a lion in the KW real estate market, setting new sales records in January. The 402 sales over the course of the month represent a new record high for January, well more than the 10-year average of 291. And, it’s not just the number of sales that ...

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A Record-Setting December Closes Out a Big Year in KW Real Estate

December brought more milestones to the local real estate market, closing out a year that set records at every turn. Over the course of 2021, there were 7,581 homes sold in the region, which is 18.3% more than the record setting year of 2020. And, it wasn't just the number of ...

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Demand Remains Strong in the KW Real Estate Market for November

It's a familiar refrain in the red-hot housing market here in KW; high demand and low inventory. The sustained pressure on real estate in our region has kept prices high, with supply unable to meet the demand. The stats illustrate this reality with some remarkable figures; there were 597 home sales ...

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Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise in October

October marks another month of strong real estate sales in Waterloo Region, with no apparent end in sight to the hot prices that have been becoming the norm. There were 593 homes sales in the month, 11.1% fewer than October 2020 and 16.5% fewer than September 2021. The strong demand drove ...

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Low inventory, high prices are the story of September in the KW market

Those hoping to see home prices cool off in Kitchener-Waterloo are having to wait a little longer. The September 2021 stats are in, and it was another month of high prices and minimal inventory. There were 506 homes sold this September, which is down 32.1% from the record-smashing month of September ...

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